While I was training for the Shamrock Half Marathon, my stepmom was my training partner. We pushed each other through some cold (for her) winter runs. I absolutely love training in the winter. She is a great running partner, and I’ll probably continue to run with her, but she lives about 20 minutes away.
Since I prefer to do my running in the AM (boo for early mornings!!!) during the hot summer months, that means I’d spend 40 minutes in the AM just DRIVING. So I’m trying to find a running partner that lives closer to me.
I might have one! I just found out my friend Jessie has moved back in with her parents until her wedding next March (I think its March). She lives on my running route! I can’t believe it! Its so much easier to force yourself to get up and run when you have a partner waiting for you.
We haven’t committed to training together yet, but with the impending doom of my next half….I NEED to be running. Hopefully I can convince her that I won’t slow her down too much!
Do you have a running partner? How do you get motivated for early morning runs?